720,000+ Arrested Crossing US-Mexico Border in 7 Months
Nearly, three quarter of a million illegal immigrants were arrested trying to cross into the US from Mexico since October!
720,000 were caught… So how many made it here?
The Border Patrol “figures only about one out of four or five are apprehended.”
A member of Mexican immigration group Beta looks at an artistic representation showing coffins with the numbers of immigrants who died trying to cross the border between Mexico and the Unites States each year at the wall border limit in Tijuana, Mexico May 6, 2006.
The U.S. Border Patrol said on Wednesday it had arrested 724,613 undocumented migrants crossing the 3,200-km (2,000-mile) border from Mexico since October 1 last year, a rise of 6 percent from the same period a year earlier. The increase comes as U.S. lawmakers debate a proposal by President George W. Bush offering millions of illegal immigrants a path to citizenship, and as Hispanic activists staged protests and a work stoppage in cities nationwide. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)
Meanwhile, Mexican and Latino moonbats argue that because of the deaths at the border, “America’s border policy” is inhumane (not the ecomomic policies, etc. of the countries the immigrants are coming from) and use it as another reason to bash America.
It may be safer for Mexicans to take the trek to America than it is to stay in their homeland and risk being murdered!
The death rates of immigrants crossing into the US from Mexico in 2004 was .0125%
(724,614/1.06 = 683.597 * 4 (low estimate of those coming into the US according to U.S. Border Patrol apprehension statistics/ 343 (the number of those who died in 2004 crossing the border into the US) = .000125 = .0125%)
The murder rate for Mexico is #6 in the world at .013%
(0.130213/ 1,000 people = .013%)